Monthly Archives: July 2014

You Don’t Have to Try

This Music Video Monday is a little shout-out to Colbie Caillat (I tried three time to spell her last name before I just looked it up).

A lot of great people have been trying to get this image across and are bringing attention to the fact that a lot of women hate their bodies. I like this particular video because it’s from her personal experience and she chose to just sing about it.

That’s what music is for, expressing who we are.

I recently wrote a musical focusing on the idea that who you are and what you do has an affect on the world and the people around you. So don’t try and be someone else when the world needs you. Colbie could’ve fallen into the stereotype of every other pop star or she could sing about how she really felt and after some support from a friend she chose to do the later.

It makes me think of one of my favorite quotes from Silver Linings Playbook. 

“There will always be a part of me that is dirty and sloppy, but I like that, just like all the other parts of myself.”

It also makes me think of a quote from Aladdin, “Beeeeeee yourself.”